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Hunter’s clinic set for Tall Timbers

News Release

Friday, August 24, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

For the past six years, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, north of Tallahassee, has worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to host an early September Youth Hunting Field Day.

This year, the name has changed to reflect a program with a broader focus and more opportunities.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Tall Timbers and the FWC are hosting a Hunter’s Clinic and Safety Course on the grounds of Tall Timbers. The course will run from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“Certainly anyone can attend, but the clinic is designed for those who are first-time hunters or those who wish to learn more about a specific type of hunting. The clinic will also satisfy the online completion requirement for the hunter safety class,” said George Warthen, FWC regional coordinator for Hunter Safety and Public Shooting Ranges. “Those who attend will have the chance to attend a specialty topic of their choosing.”

The four specialty hunting topics they can pick from are deer, wild turkey and quail, waterfowl and archery.

Warthen said all who attend will meet together as one group in the morning and break into their specialty group later in the day, where they’ll learn about the game species they chose and hunting recommendations.

All of the instructors are either wildlife biologists or accomplished in their area of instruction.

The $10 registration fee includes lunch. Those interested in registering early can do so online at, or call 850-413-0085 for more information.

FWC Facts:
The Youth Hunting Program appreciates the volunteer landowners who graciously open their properties to youth hunting, and the volunteers who plan and facilitate the hunts.

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